In a first, BJP-led NDA sweeps Bihar, RJD draws a blank

The Rashtriya Janata Dal, led by Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav and the main party in the Bihar mahagathbandhan, could not manage to win even a single seat in 2019 Lok Sabha election out of the 20 seats it contested. Read More
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MODI! MODI! MODI! BJP headed towards massive victory

Stabilized trends at around 4pm indicate that Narendra Modi’s BJP is leading in as many as 301 seats, which is 19 more than it won in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Along with the BJP, the NDA is expected to touch or even cross 350 seats in the 543-member House. Read More
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EC rejects opposition demand for changes to VVPAT counting

The Election Commission rejected a demand by 22 opposition parties asking that voter-verifiable paper audit trail should be counted before electronic voting machines in polling stations wherever applicable. Read More
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Opposition targets Modi over his caste background

Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav insisted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “forward by birth,” a day after Modi emphasized his ‘most backward caste’ background in response to Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati’s comment dubbing him as a ‘fake OBC’. Read More
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Denial of tickets to veterans dulls poll mood for Congress in Bihar

Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited Bihar five times for election campaigning but silence seems to have enveloped the Congress in the state. Party’s campaign hasn’t gained momentum as none of the grand alliance leaders were present at the meetings, exposing the fissures among the alliance partne Read More
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Lalu’s kin barred from meeting him in jail, Rabri says ‘attempt to kill him’

Former chief minister of Bihar, Rabri Devi accused the Centre for plotting against her husband, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is currently in jail. Authorities have banned visitors from meeting Lalu in Ranchi’s the Birsa Munda Central Jail. Read More
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Supreme Court rejects Lalu Prasad’s medical bail plea

The Supreme Court rejected the bail plea of RJD chief Lalu Prasad in the multi-crore-rupee fodder-scam cases, in which the Bihar leader has been convicted by lower courts. Earlier, the CBI had strongly rejected Prasad’s bail plea on medical grounds. Read More
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Tej Pratap, Lalu Prasad’s ‘upset’ son, launches ‘Lalu-Rabri Morcha’

The RJD giving ticket to Tej Pratap’s father-in-law Chandrika Rai from Saran Lok Sabha constituency instead of Rabri Devi, his mother, has reportedly angered Lalu Prasad’s elder son. Read More
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Opposition releases ‘note-ban sting’, BJP says it’s fake

The opposition sought to inject the November 2016 demonetization into the election discourse and released a video purportedly showing a BJP worker exchanging old notes in Gujarat on payment of a 40% commission. However, it did not vouch for the authenticity of the clip. Read More
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Bihar mahagathban reaches deal, RJD to contest 19 seats, Congress 9

Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress announced its seat sharing pact for the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. RJD will fight for 19 seats while the Congress will contest nine seats. Read More
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